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HNWR100

FILES

HNWR100.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

HNWR100

Description

A closer view of the Thaxton wreck shows the debris pile. Engineer Pat Donovan's body was so badly mangled he was only identified by his clothing. The entire woodwork of the train was burned due to exploding gas lights in the coaches. Seven cars were destroyed and six employees and eleven passengers lost their lives. Engine No. 43 is handing the wreck car.

Creator

unknown

Source

Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway by Nelson Harris

Date

2 July 1889

Contributor

Nelson Harris; Virginia Museum of Transportation

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Digital tiff

Type

Still Image

Identifier

HNWR100

Citation

unknown, “HNWR100,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/HNWR100.